Chickpea Poppers

Smart snacks are a key part of a balanced, nutritious diet. These crunchy snacks are satisfying, economical and help ensure you meet your fiber and protein needs. Plus, they are customizable – make them YOUR way. Try topping with grated parmesan, a drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon, or splashes of hot sauce or dashes of lemon pepper. Let your imaginations run wild and enjoy! Chickpeas store well in airtight container for 3-5 days.

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 15oz can reduced sodium chick peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Drain chick peas in a colander and rinse with water. Place a towel on top of a baking sheet and then dump garbanzos on top. Pat beans to dry and remove towel.
  3. Roast them alone for 20 minutes to ensure “crunch-factor.” At 10 minutes, shake beans around to ensure even cooking.
  4. Remove from pan and toss them in a bowl with olive oil and salt.Spread back onto baking sheet again and roast for another 30 min. Beans are done when light brown in color, dried and crunchy in texture. Remove, let cool and enjoy!

Note: For maple cinnamon, replace olive oil with 2 Tbs maple syrup and replace salt with ¼ tsp cinnamon, or more to taste. For parmesan, replace salt and pepper with 2 tablespoons of grated  cheese.


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 16.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 15%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4.9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 205mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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